A global leader in the rail industry, Bombardier is the UK’s leading rail engineering and manufacturing company and supplier of solutions to the rail industry. Headquartered at the iconic Litchurch Lane facility in Derby, the heart of the largest cluster of rail-connected businesses anywhere in the world, Bombardier is the only company in the UK able to design, develop, manufacture, test and service trains for UK and export markets.  Our AVENTRA trains for the Elizabeth line,  London Overground and the East Anglia, South Western, West Midlands and Essex Thameside rail franchises are designed and built here in Britain. The trains our services teams maintain from 18 sites across the country keep Britain moving on one of the busiest and most complex networks in the world.  In the UK Bombardier employs 4,000 staff, comprising around 2000 at Derby including over 400 specialised engineers, and almost 1,000 in London, Our Rail Control Solutions engineering and manufacturing facility at Plymouth produces products for the UK and for export.

As a global company, Bombardier is proud of its employees worldwide. The diversity and skills drive out competitive advantage and innovative capabilities. In terms of gender diversity we have an active Female Engineering Network (FEN), working to make Bombardier Transportation a more exciting and attractive place for women to work and are successfully underway with driving forward initiatives to attract more females to our industry. We are also committed to a target of 25% women in leadership positions by the end of 2019.

  • Participating in the ‘Big Rail Diversity Challenge’, alongside such a wide range of companies and customers in the UK rail industry, is a fantastic opportunity for everyone involved. Will both genders in each team perform roles perceived as “non-traditional” or will the challenges highlight particular abilities? What a way to find out!